Black History Fact Of The Day: The Floppy Disc

John P. Moon invented the floppy disc for computers. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

William Harwell invented the space shuttle retrieval arm. He also helped to develop methods for solving the problem of what to do when water infiltrates a spacesuit helmet. Tweet

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This Country Was Built By Whom? Who Are The Biggest Victims Of Crime?

“For 246 years our uncompensated labor launched wealthy institutions and private corporate fortunes in America such as Brown University and Fleet Bank, both founded by the Brown brothers, who got their start in American business building slave ships and investing in the slave trade. Cotton made everyone associated with it wealthy- the plantation owners, the […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Dr. Ulysses Grant Daily

Dr. Ulysses Grant Daily was a surgical assistant to the great Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. Dr. Daily also achieved greatness in his own right. Dr. Ulysses Grant Daily achieved prominence in the medical field internationally. His achievements included: helping to found the International College of Surgeons, editing the Journal of the National Medical Association, being […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Tracking Spaceships, Photographing Earth, And More

Katherine Johnson invented a mathematical method for keeping track of spaceships that are outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. She also helped to invent a satellite that has the capability to photograph Earth, and find minerals that are buried under soil. Tweet

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Quote Of The Day

“We will not be satisfied to take one jot or title less than our full manhood rights. We claim for ourselves every single right that belongs to a freeborn American, political, civil and social; and until we get these rights we will never cease to protest and assail the ears of America. The battle we […]

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Some Interesting Facts About Harriet Tubman

• Harriet Tubman was born a slave. She escaped slavery in her early 20s. • Harriet Tubman was a confidante of John Brown. • Harriet Tubman was a frequent guest at the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson. • There was a $40,000 ransom for Harriet Tubman’s capture. • Harriet Tubman opened a home for the […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Lloyd Ferguson

Lloyd Ferguson is the first African American to receive a Ph.D in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. While a student at the University of California, Lloyd Ferguson created a compound that is capable of gaining and losing oxygen extremely quickly. This compound has been used as a source of oxygen for submarines. Mr. […]

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Home Team’s African History Challenge

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Frederick Douglass’s Advice To Dr. Daniel Hale Williams

Frederick Douglass was reportedly a distant relative of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, the first physician to perform open-heart surgery. Frederick Douglass gave Dr. Williams the following profound advice: “The only way you can succeed is to override the obstacles in your path; by the power that is within you to do what you hope to […]

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